Jenna Wessels

Exploring contrasting tensions and liminal spaces with interest in notions of the ‘authentic self’, the necessity for disillusion in order for transformation and processes pertaining to the acceptance of the shadow, the work goes on a journey of deconstruction and reintegration.

Fragments of canvas sewn and pinned together play with the layering and revealing of varying explorations of repetitive mark making. This seeks to highlight the cyclical and fragmented nature in which we conceive and understand ourselves and the world.

Coming in, going out 2019 Mixed media on canvas 114 x 130 cm

Coming in, going out
2019
Mixed media on canvas
114 x 130 cm

The Hard Way 2 2018 Mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cm

The Hard Way 2
2018
Mixed media on canvas
60 x 60 cm

Fill me up 2019 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 cm

Fill me up
2019
Mixed media on canvas
80 x 100 cm

The Hard Way 1 2018 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 77 cm

The Hard Way 1
2018
Mixed media on canvas
70 x 77 cm

Findings 2018 Mixed media on canvas 95 x 80 cm

Findings
2018
Mixed media on canvas
95 x 80 cm

Between 2018 Pins on canvas 110 x 90 cm

Between
2018
Pins on canvas
110 x 90 cm